Secretariat opens its doors in India


Expert services and litigation consulting firm Secretariat has expanded to India with the opening of an office in Mumbai and the appointment of Mrinal Jain as a director.

Jain will lead the firm’s economic damages and valuations practice in India. He has nearly 15 years of experience and focuses on assessing quantum, financial, economic, and valuation issues.

Mrinal Jain

With an office in India, Secretariat will provide expert witness services to Indian companies and law firms. The consulting firm also seeks to participate in the growing business relationship between Singapore and India. “India has been a key component of our strategic growth plan for some time,” said Don Harvey, the managing director of Secretariat.

“India continues to suffer an unprecedented and complex economic disequilibrium emanating from the simultaneous demand and supply shocks of the pandemic,” Jain told India Business Law Journal. “It is, therefore, not unreasonable to expect an increase in the number of disputes.”

Secretariat provides services in international arbitration and litigation, economic damages, valuations, forensic accounting, government contracting, and large-scale construction disputes focusing on delay and quantum analysis. It is headquartered in Atlanta, US, and has offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Jain is a member of the Users Council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and has been appointed to the board of Society of Construction Law – India (western India chapter). He also serves on the Centre for Arbitration & Research advisory board at the Maharashtra National Law University in Mumbai.